Business Concepts for Life Scientists (Online, Self-paced)

The purpose of this online, on-demand course is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules - Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

This course is designed for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty who wish to gain a basic understanding of business fundamentals. The goal is to impact participants' career readiness by helping prepare scientists who want to start their own labs, and inform scientists who want to go into industry.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain key terms used in the business and financial management of scientific enterprises.
  • Apply foundational concepts to your own research planning.
  • Develop increased confidence in using business terminology during interviews or networking events.
  • Identify knowledge areas within business for further study.

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